Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maurice Grimaud Dies

Préfet de police in Paris during May '68, Maurice Grimaud was one of the cooler heads at a time when hotheads on the side of both the government and the protesters could have made things a lot worse. Daniel Cohn-Bendit remembered him as “the archetypal honest cop.”

1 comment:

bert said...

A year earlier and Maurice Papon (préfet de police 1958-67) would have been the man in charge.
A bullet dodged, you might say.